Nat King Cole Brought Back From The Dead For Duets Album
Soul singer Natalie Cole has teamed up with her late, legendary father Nat King Cole for a duet from beyond the grave.
The 58-year-old star has recorded a reworked version of her dad's song Straighten Up and Fly Right with the help of producer will.i.am for a new album celebrating the life and legacy of the jazz icon.
The disc, titled Re:Generations, also features artists like The Roots, Nas, and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley and his brother Stephen Marley.
And Cole is sure her beloved father would approve of the recordings.
She says, "I just love, love, love the mix that will.i.am put on 'Straighten Up and Fly Right.' It's so very cool and Dad would get quite the kick from this. What a great feeling it was to have worked with both will and Dad at the same time! It doesn't get much better and this entire album is so amazing."
Nat King Cole died in 1965, at the age of 45, after a battle with lung cancer.